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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is January 16

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is January 16
Published on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, 11:30 AM by DANA DEROUCHEY

Martin Luther King Junior Day

On Monday, January 16, 2023, we honor and reflect on our commitment and shared history towards advancing civil rights for all Americans as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s enduring legacy and influence. Year-round, and especially during this time, we consider the ways in which we as a nation, an organization, and as individuals can be ever-more inclusive and just. At AgLearn and across USDA, we dedicate ourselves to advancing our values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in all we do. In our service to each other and the public, we see, hear, and value all people and treat them with the dignity and respect they deserve.

The information below is a portion of content quoted from President Biden's Proclamation on Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2023 External Link

"In keeping with Dr. King’s campaign for economic justice and the rights of workers, my Administration is striving to make the American Dream a reality for every family.  By creating good-paying jobs, investing in the middle class, improving access to affordable housing and quality education, and closing the racial and gender wealth gaps, we can give hardworking families the dignity Dr. King would say they deserve.

Dr. King called for greater fairness in our health care system, and my Administration is pushing to put quality, affordable health care within reach of all people — especially the most vulnerable and marginalized Americans.  By lowering costs and improving access, we can make health care a right and not just a privilege."

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